New 64-step volume attenuator using z-foil resistors
Separate power supply for volume attenuator
Energetic Tuning to harmonize
new and more precise heater regulators
Evolution, Emotion, Revolution:
The valve pre-amp soulshine2, based on our successful soulshine model, is VALVET’s new top-of-the-line product. Also in this case, tubes weren’t re-invented, but were used especially cleverly. Two directly coupled stages in one intelligent circuit – more isn’t needed to convey great feeling. The soulshine provides connections for 4 line inputs. All signal connections inside the housing are made with pure silver PTFE.
The soulshine2 is a complete double mono construction including an external double mono powersupply. It comes with a 48-position mechanical volume switch (with remote control) and a display beside the volume knob to show the position. This display can be dimmed and switched of completely with the full metal remote handset which also provides a „Mute“ function. There is only one capacitor in the signal path: a custom made for VALVET Evo silver/gold from MUNDORF. The feet are a custom made „Pro“ version from bFly-Audio.
The signal runs through two double triodes (ECC802S + ECC99). There is a choice of two outputs plus recording output or three outputs (standard).
No component-overkill, but perfect working conditions for the soulshine. All housing components are made of aluminum, between 2 und 12mm thick. The soulshine shows exceptional detail, plasticity and sound stage. Everything is played on a black/still background. The listener hears no tube noise, but many tube virtues. Voices really have body, strings have the right fluidity, and an electric guitar sounds just like it should. Especially the harmony between silence and dynamics captivates the listener right away. The soundstage and „being there feeling“ even betters the excellent soulshine preamp. Please compare with the very best preamps on the market. The s2 is JUST PURE MUSIC!